Dean Graziosi fraud in Utah explained

Summary of some of the public criticisms and controversies regarding real estate investor Dean Graziosi’s business activities and claims, especially related to Utah:

  • Graziosi has faced accusations of using misleading marketing tactics and making exaggerated earnings claims in promoting his real estate investing training programs. Some students have complained the programs did not deliver the promised results.
  • In 2010, Graziosi settled with the state of Utah over allegations his company failed to provide proper refunds to customers. Utah’s Division of Consumer Protection had claimed Graziosi made patently false promises about the earnings potential of his training.
  • Graziosi was also criticized and sued in Utah for questionable business practices related to a series of real estate transactions involving properties with delinquent taxes.
  • He has been involved in various lawsuits over intellectual property disputes regarding his books and course materials. Some have accused him of repackaging generic information.
  • In 2022, a class action lawsuit was filed in Utah federal court accusing Graziosi of running a real estate scheme misleading consumers. The case is still pending.
  • Overall, he has faced accusations of using high-pressure and deceptive sales tactics to sell overpriced mentorship programs that don’t deliver. But Graziosi and his attorneys have denied allegations of any unlawful activity or intent to deceive.

While these lawsuits and criticisms exist, none have resulted in criminal fraud charges against Graziosi. Graziosi continues to have many supporters and customers as well. Ultimately, the truthfulness of the fraud accusations remains inconclusive without more legal proceedings and evidence. But there are clearly questions about his business practices.

Dean Graziosi will be a speaker at the Silicon Slopes Summit 2023.

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